My mom asked me to help her find a gift for a bridal shower she was going to. She loves the idea of baskets, but doesn’t really put them together herself. So she asked me to help her figure out what to get, then make it pretty.
We chose some great items from the registry – bath towels, a basket, a bath rug, lotion/soap dispenser, and wash cloths.
We wanted to liven up the basket a bit though since it was a lot of the same colors. So we found the Glade candles and a cute sign to add. I had a small ornament from my Bath and Body Works days in my craft bin and added that as a small touch.
Then I added the finishing touches by wrapping it in tulle and topping it off with sparkly ribbon. What do you think?
Who doesn’t love baby stuff? Baby gifts are probably my favorite type of gift to put together. There is so much cute stuff out there! This is a basket I put together for a friend.
I decided I was going to get some of the car-related items off of the registry and do a basket. But when I was finished with it, it just felt undone. Then I started to look at the items I got and I had an idea – a poem will bring it all together! So I came up with this –
While taking a trip or riding around,
These items will keep baby safe and sound.
A Bundle Me to snuggle them warm like a bun,
A Sun Shade to protect their sin from the sun.
A Baby View Mirror for watching them ride,
And Baby Rattle Keys to keep them occupied.
I wrapped the basket in tulle and attached the poem on to it with ribbons.
This shower also asked attendees to bring a book for baby. I decided to attach a poem to it as well – this one by Dr. Seuss:
“The more that you read,
The more things you will know.
The more that you learn,
The more places you will go”
I think it came out really cute. What is your favorite thing to bring to a baby shower?
Wow – I can’t believe it’s been a year! While I haven’t put as much time as I would have liked into my little spot on the blogiverse, I am happy that I have made it an entire year. I am also planning to continue it and actually get somewhat organized so I can post more often.
Thank you to everyone who reads, or has read, just one post.
Thank you to those of you who take the time to leave me a comment, or follow me on Twitter or like my Facebook page.
I write this blog for me but it’s still nice to know that people out there actually read it.
Here’s to another year!
I think one of the best features of my living room is the fireplace. When my mom owned the house she had it converted to a gas fireplace, which is so much easier and surprisingly effective at heating my home. When my husband and I bought the house, we painted the fireplace white and added the red detail (it was originally oak). At the time, that appeased me. But I have always hated the brass detailing on the fireplace, and I decided I had to do something about it. Here is a shot of the fireplace before I started my project.
I purchased a Rustoleum high-heat spray paint and painted the brass trim a flat black. Since I was updating the brass trim, I also decided to freshen up the screen. I had looked at new screens but they are not cheap, and there is nothing wrong with this one. So I got myself a can of Rustoleum oil-rubbed bronze spray paint and went to town on it.
I am thrilled with the new look! It’s not a dramatic difference, but I think it looks better. Oh, and Bear wanted to say Hi!
Here is a shot of the before and after together.
Hello! I can’t believe it’s been so long since I have posted. I apologize for that. I am planning so many posts that soon so you will be seeing a lot of me!
As you know, I opened my business in August. Well, in October I started getting clients. I recently added a few more clients so I am almost full-time in my business! In addition to that, I have been on a MAJOR decluttering kick, donating things and selling on Ebay. I have even taken a WordPress class – still working on that though 🙂
I don’t know about you, but I am ready for spring! I know that it is winter and snow happens, but I am so over it! Bring on the 50 degree weather!!!
What have you been up to? Is there anything you would like to see me post about?